Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/21/2014 http://www.acrod.org Forefeast of the Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos Colossians 1:12-18 http://www.acrod.org?type=epistle&cal=old&date=12/21/2014 Epistle Reading
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

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Luke 17:12-19 http://www.acrod.org?type=gospel&cal=old&date=12/21/2014 Gospel Reading
And they lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"

So when He saw them, He said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

Now one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,

and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

"Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"

And He said to him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well."

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